Titre : Chap-books of the eighteenth century, with ...
Éditeur : Chatto & Windus,, London
Date d'édition : 1882
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fair
Xvi,486 pages, very well illustrated, decorated cloth, ex-library, new cloth back-strip, shaken, text has some light notations and marginalia. From the preface: "Although these Chap-books are very curious, and on many accounts interesting, no attempt has yet been made to place them before the public in a collected form, accompanied by the characteristic engravings, without which they would lose much of their value. They are the relics ofa happily past age, one which can never return, and we, in this our day of cheap, plentiful, and good literature, can hardly conceive a time when in the major part of this country, and to the larger portion of its populations, these little Chap-books were the only mental pabulum offered. Away from the towns, newspapers were rare indeed, and not worth much when obtainable - poor little flimsy sheets such as nowadays we should not dream of either reading or publishing, with very little news in them, and that consisting principally of war items, and foreign news, whilst these latter books were carried in the packs of the pedlars, or Chapmen, to every village, and to every home." From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "one of the pamphlets formerly sold in Europe and America by itinerant agents, or "chapmen." Chapbooks were inexpensive-in England often costing only a penny-and, like the broadside, they were usually anonymous and undated. The texts were similar to those of current tabloid newspapers and therefore reveal much about the popular taste of the 16th, 17th, and 18th century.". N° de réf. du libraire 18856
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